Work for the Dole
Mission Australia and The Smith Family
As part of our commitment to the wider community, and to help finance our day to day operation, the As part of our commitment to the wider community, and to help finance our day to day operation, the Foundation runs a computer refurbishment program in conjunction with local employment facilitators. The program provides valuable training and skills development for the participants who primarily have been unemployed for a long period of time. We have been greatly supported by QLD Health and other organisations with the donation of old computers. Since the creation of the Northside Health Services District, The Prince Charles Hospital has started donating their old computers which greatly increases the output of the refurbished computers. Since the schemes commencement over 4 years ago we have established community partnerships with many local organisations and individuals. The assistance of these businesses and individuals has allowed us to provide recycled, high-quality computers to the community at a much reduced cost.
Over the period the project has been running it has provided training to over 100 participants, supplying them with fundamental skills in computer fault diagnosis and repair and enhancing their computer literacy skills. The project also offers the participants a means of returning to the workforce, many having gone on to find employment since attending. The program is ably run and supervised by our Computer Project Manger Peter Booker pictured below.
Peter Booker, Computer Project Manager.